Schools celebrate National Sweater Day

On Thursday, February 5, St. Justin, Martyr CES in Markham and Good Shephard CES in East Gwillimbury, were among 24 York Catholic schools that celebrated National Sweater Day.

National Sweater Day, led by the World Wildlife Federation Canada, strives to spark conversation about how we can save energy and raise awareness for energy conservation at home, work and school, during the winter months.

To celebrate National Sweater Day, the Markham school turned the heat down a few degrees on February 5, and encouraged students and staff ahead of the day, to dress in their warmest clothing.

Prizes were awarded for the warmest sweater, most creative attire, and for the class with the highest participation. It was a great day to have fun and spread the word about everyday energy-saving practices.

At Good Shepherd CES some students wore up to seven sweaters, while others were creative and added interesting items, such as lollipops on to their sweaters. All students stayed warmed and enjoyed their day of learning and helping the environment.